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Royal Paulownia

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Royal Paulownia blossoms.

These trees come from China, but, have been used as ornamentals in the South U. S. for many years.

Has the Investment Tide Turned Toward High Risk?

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

One day this past February, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 1500 points and has seen some fairly volatile days since then. Our next guest says he believes this is a sign that after many years of growth, the tide has turned and that there currently exists much...

"M' is for Mill Schools

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

“M” is for Mill Schools. Textile mill executives surrounded their mills with villages and most provided schools to educate the children of mill workers. The mill school was a reflection of the individual community and run with little interference or oversight by the state...

They Aren't Ant Hills...

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The excavated soil and entrance hole to a Mining Bee's nest.

The Mining Bee is solitary, but builds nests in "colonies."

Singers Vie to Perform National Anthem at Ball Games

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
American Flag

"The Star Spangled Banner" is one of the most familiar songs in the United States, and rightly so, since our national anthem is sung or played at so many events, particularly sporting events. And with so many ball games and other events, there are many opportunities for...

Cell Phones Smuggled into Prisons Pose a State - and National - Problem

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Thousands of cells phones are smuggled into South Carolina prisons every year.

Thousands of cell phones are smuggled into South Carolina’s prisons, and those of other states, each year. This is probably the worst kind of contraband to be smuggled in, say officials, because they are being used to continue some convicts’ careers of crime from behind...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

"M" is for Militia

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “M” is for Militia. South Carolina’s early settlers brought with them the traditional English concept of a militia, the idea that every citizen had a duty to assist in the defense of the community. A 1671 ordinance required all men (sixteen to sixty)...

Cedar-Apple Rust

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Cedar-Apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae).

A listener finds an "orange, tentacled, 'blob'" on Cedar.

More on Pollinating Pawpaws

March 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Male Pawpaw blossoms.

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . At the Musser Farm at Clemson we filmed a segment on their pawpaw orchard. Search Making It Grow Youtube Pawpaw and see our interview featuring fruit specialist Dr. Greg Reighard. This orchard...

Eastern Garter Snakes Will Climb for Sunlight

March 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Eastern Garter snake, Florida.

These snakes emerge from hibernation early in the Spring.

"M" is for Military Education

March 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

“M” is for Military Education. Since the antebellum period, southerners have regarded military education as an excellent way to instill self-discipline, integrity, patriotism, moral virtue, and a sense of civic duty in youths, particularly young men. The South Carolina...

Charleston Book Club Gives Veterans a Voice

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Kate Hudson leads group discussion for veteran book club

It’s a Saturday morning and a small group meets at the downtown Charleston County Library, their thick books cracked open to the same page of “The Illiad”, an epic poem recounting the final weeks of the Trojan War. It’s intense reading for 10 a.m. But the ancient story...

Is Your Business Ready for Increased Immigration Enforcement?

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Melissa Azallion

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents recently raided close to 100 7-Eleven stores across 17 states, demanding employment verification from managers in an attempt to crackdown on the employment of undocumented immigrants. With the acting ICE Director saying late...

Skulls with Plenty of Teeth

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Opossums are South Carolina's only marsupials.

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